Vive La France!

Ooh La La! We have come over all French this week at The Furniture Market as we have been taking a look at the elegant and refined Parisian styles that have hit the interior design world this season. Canotta Caratteristiche With opulent fabrics, furnishings and decor, Parisian interiors simply ooze glamour and sophistication and create the perfect blend of timeless, renaissance styling and functional modern day living.

The key to an opulent and chic Parisian interior is the perfect partnership between furnishings and decor.

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  • Sumptuous muted tones and period colours are seamlessly used across the furniture, fabrics and walls to create a feeling of luxury, city glamour.

    For more Parisian inspired interiors and glamorous images then take a look at our fabulous new Pinterest Board – Pinterest – Vive La France

    The traditional colour palette for a sumptuous Parisian interior features dusky, period tones such as blacks and greys, vintage whites and classic blues, greens and reds that create a soft and cosy feel that oozes flamboyance and richness. new balance roma viale dell’aeronautica These base colour tones are often accompanied by golds, silvers and bronze to intensify the grandiosity of this interior style.

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  • Baroque style wallpapers and lavish floral patterns can be used to accentuate a feature wall or why not choose a contemporary twist on the Parisian theme with a bold, Paris inspired wallpaper that will create a wow factor in any interior.

     

     

    In any French interior fabrics, textiles and accessories take centre stage and create a sense of stateliness and splendor that is characteristic of the Parisian interior trend. Nike Air Max 2016 Heren Rich colours and patterns are usually found on bedding, cushions, chairs and curtains with heavy drapes, swags and tassels being a prominent feature; particularly in living areas and bedrooms.

    If this grand and somewhat over the top look is simply not for you then you can bring this glamorous style into the 21st Century by using bold and bright colours or monochrome decor. Try adding some Parisian printed bedding, throws and curtains or use simple French artwork, mirrors and lamps to add an air of Paris to your home interior.

     

    Furniture and accessories will add the finishing touch to any Parisian style interior. nike air max 2016 zwart Sumptuous seating is the perfect way to add a refined elegance to your interior space whilst providing practicality and functionality for you and your guests. Canotte Phoenix Suns Combined with fabulous fabrics, cushions and rugs it will create an area of finery and relaxation.

     

     

    Lighting was a feature addition in all traditional Parisian interiors. Canotta Phoenix Suns Grand chandeliers or contemporary chrome recreations can be hung centrally in your chosen room to create an illuminating and eye-catching centrepiece in your interior.

    Colour Trend – White

    Many of us associate white interiors with a sparse and cold ambiance when in fact this wonderful colour is both versatile and elegant and can be partnered with a vast variety of classic and contemporary interior styles and accent tones.

    White is a crisp and fresh colour tone that works great in a vast range of colour palettes and can be combined with muted natural hues as well as vivid and eye-catching colours to create a fun and funky contemporary interior style.

     

    A classically refined way to add white to your home is to create a sophisticated monochrome interior that is fresh and bright and will create a light and airy ambiance in even the smallest of rooms. Grey and pebble tones also work well with white interior tones. A white rug will add texture and visual appeal to a wooden floor or darker carpet area and will create a soft and sumptuous focal point in your room.

     

     

    White cushions are also a great way of adding this light and illuminating colour to your current home interior and will add a fresh and uplifting feel to a dark or light sofa or bed. Textural cushions such as feathers, crochet and patterns will add a visual detail to your chosen cushion as plain white designs can often blend into the background a little too much if placed against a similarly neutral backdrops.

    The same rules apply when choosing accessories for your white interior colour scheme. White vases, ornaments, photo frames and glassware give a glisteningly sharp interior finish but can often be lost against a white painted wall or furniture item. Try and opt for textured designs such as carved items or marbled effect glass or try adding a colourful accessory against a white feature wall or painted table top for a splash of visual interest.

    Seating areas are one of the most important areas of a living room or bedroom area as they provide a practical and elegant space to sit and relax. White painted items and crisply upholstered seating provides an illuminating and tranquil space within your home interior. Occasional chairs like the French chateau white painted carved armchair look wonderful in a traditional and classically styled interior and create a spacious and open feel to a compact room or awkward home design.

    White painted furniture like our French chateau white painted dressing table set has become increasingly popular over the last few years due to to its bright and versatile exterior finish that can be adopted into a wide range of home interiors. Opulent french designs and vintage, shabby chic styles can be added to both bold and neutral interior colour palettes and provide a feminine and peaceful space in which to relax. From dining tables to sumptuously carved bed frames, white furniture is sure to create a stunning and illuminating centrepiece in any home interior.

    For more white interior inspiration and more original images, take a look at our latest colour trend Pinterest Board - Pinterest – White colour trend or head over to our website to browse our white painted furniture collections.

     

     

    How To Create A Rococo Style Interior

    Opulent sculptures, glimmering golds and silvers and rich and opulent colour schemes are well recognised features of classic Rococo interiors. Their sumptuous designs and luxurious ambiance provide a sense of exquisite glamour in any interior setting.

    Pastel tones are hot on trend this season and play a major role in the palettes of the late Baroque period whilst the French love of precious metals emphasises the versatility and flamboyance of the metallic trends that have made their way from the catwalk into our homes. You can follow these simple and easy steps to create an authentic Rococo interior that is befitting of any French palace.

    Wallpaper

    Bold statement wallpapers are an ever present feature in Rococo style interiors. And can be seen in almost every room in the Palace of Versailles. Large baroque prints and floral designs are partnered with opulent gold, silver and black colour trends and can also be found in uplifting blue, pink and pastel tones for a more demure interior feel. With the revival of these sumptuous French interior designs, these wallpapers have become widely available on the high street and make a fabulously eye-catching feature wall in any bedroom, living room or dining room area.

     

     

    Lighting

    Lighting plays a huge role in Rococo style interior designs and often takes centrestage in a room arrangement or grand entrance hall. Traditional and opulent chandeliers are hung from centrally visible ceiling spaces and look fabulous in a living room, bedroom or hanging directly above a luxurious dining table, providing a talking point in any dinner party. As an alternative to traditional table lamps, Rococo interiors contain numerous designs of candelabra as a functionable and stylish interior accessory. From classic gold and silver designs to crystal and glass styles they make a wonderful feature in a table, window or side table.

    Accessories

    Late Baroque interiors certainly do not shy away from accessories and embellishments. homes were filled with ornaments, sculptures, candlesticks and pottery creating a busy yet not overcrowded interior feel. Classical style busts and sculptured were a prominent feature in Rococo style homes and were often carved in the appearance of historical figures, images from mythology or even the owners of the properties themselves. Simple crisp marble and plaster designs worked well in lighter and brighter interior colour palettes whist gold and bronze statues sit perfectly in bold and glamorous interior settings.

     

    Seating

    Rococo interiors went hand in hand with the the excessive and palatial lifestyle that was evident during the late baroque period. With many rich french citizens choosing to spend their days eating, drinking and relaxing; flamboyant seating became a must have item in any fashionable french interior. Luxurious occasional chairs and lavish chaise lounges took pride of place in a sitting room or bedroom and created the perfect space for perusing a book or taking an afternoon nap

     

    Furniture

    Surprise surprise… as with all other aspects of Rococo style interiors; more really is more! Furniture designs featured extravagant and ornate carvings as well as bold painted or metallic covered solid wood designs that would create an awe inspiring splash of luxury in any interior space. Gold leaf furniture such as this French gold leaf console table with mirror will create an authentic Baroque style that will transform any home into a miniature Parisian palace. If you are lucky enough to own or find an authentic Rococo furniture item, you can try your hand and some furniture restoration and bring your home to life with a splash of colour or classic paint effects that will add a sense of opulence to your home interior.

    For all original photography and Rococo interior ideas, check out our latest pinterest board - Pinterest – Rococo interiors and for more inspirational Baroque style furniture take a browse through our luxurious French furniture collections.

     

     

     

    Product of the Week – French Silver Leaf Library Armchair

    You can sit back and relax with our product of the week; the sumptuous and shimmering French silver leaf library armchair. This glamorous and elegant occasional chair is the perfect partnership of timeless classic design and chic contemporary style.

    This luxurious seating option will look wonderful in any living room, bedroom, library or dressing room and gives a stunning injection of glamour and palatial opulence into even the plainest of home interiors.

    French Silver Leaf Library Chair

    French Silver Leaf Library Chair

    The beautiful French silver leaf library armchair is based on a traditional antique design and embodies all of the sophistication and richness that we associate with regal, renaissance styles. The solid wood exterior has been delicately crafted with simple yet exquisite carvings and feminine fluted legs that create a soft and fluid shape that oozes stylish extravagance. Its bright and glistening design will look fabulous in any traditional or modern French interior and also looks amazing in a chic and stylish monochrome setting.

    Its beautifully crafted frame has been lovingly enveloped in a coating of shimmering silver leaf that provides a sense of chic, uplifting, lavishness that would not look out of place in five star Hollywood hotel. The seating area of this alluring chair has been shaped and padded to provide the ultimate in comfort and relaxation. With its glistening, pewter satin upholstery this stylish armchair definitely has the ‘wow factor’ that will make it a statement feature in your interior.

    French silver leaf coffee table

    French silver leaf coffee table

    When it comes to finding the perfect furniture items to compliment your armchair then look no further than our extravagant French silver leaf furniture. This amazing collection features glamorous and flamboyant items that will add a glittering ambiance to your home. Our French silver leaf coffee table makes the perfect partner to the silver leaf armchair and provides a fashionable yet functional space in which to read a book and enjoy a cup of tea or glass of wine in a sumptuous and grandiose setting.

    Venetian mirrored nest of tables

    Venetian mirrored nest of tables

    Alternatively you can pair your French silver leaf armchair with our sleek and sophisticated Venetian plain mirrored furniture. This elegant design features a bevelled edged mirrored exterior that captures the light and reflects an illuminating, airy feel into your interior space. This opulent Venetian mirrored nest of tables is ideal for nestling beside your lavishly styled armchair for use as a lamp table or to place your mugs, cups and glasses keeping your interior neat and organised. The extra advantage of having three glimmering tables in varying sizes is that they can be shared out among your family members and visitors so they can enjoy a stylishly social setting whilst enviably admiring your beautiful French silver leaf library armchair.